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Sep 5, 2010 6:00am PDT
prevented the biggest oil spill in u.s. history is raised from beneath the gulf. now investigators can finally get an up close look at why it failed. >>> hitting the trail, with congressional democrats facing tough challenges in the upcoming mid term elections they've call on the white house for reinforcements. it's not the president they're asking for. >>> and the heiress, a half billion dollar fortune, a reclusive elderly woman who hasn't been seen out in public for decades and questions about what's happening to all that money. today, sunday, september 5th, money. today, sunday, september 5th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with lester holt and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good sunday morning, everyone. welcome to "today." i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we didn't just skirt hurricane earl here in new york city. it has been one of the most beautiful weekends we've had to date. >> yeah. in our case the storm mustered in good weather. >> great weather. >> we should have that nonstorm -- storm m
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Sep 7, 2010 4:00am PDT
his plan yesterday to use the infrastructure to put americans on track and back to work building rail ways and roads. they wasted no time blasting the proposal as the gop blamed the president for putting the country in reverse. tracie potts joins us from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the poll numbers show we're not satisfied with the economy, not satisfied with the president who is trying to fix it. president obama says he has a new plan that will put americans back to work. the white house says it's not a stimulus but the idea is similar, $50 billion for infrastructure, fixing 150,000 miles of roads, 4,000 miles of rail, 150 miles of runways and building a new air traffic control system. >> anybody want more delays at airports? >> no! >> no, i didn't think so. >> president obama says it will create jobs and won't cost a dime of borrowed money. >> this is a plan that will be fully paid for. it will not add to the deficit over time. >> republicans attacked saying americans are skeptical about more spending. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says they're stil
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Sep 30, 2010 5:00am PDT
. san francisco could start changes driver who is use traffic beings. the purpose of the fee is to make up money spent by the fire department to handle the clean up of the accident. other cities in the country have the so-called first responder's fee. san francisco would be the first major california city to impose it. >>> a burger battle in the east bay. people want an in and out to stay out. a new in and out restaurant is proposed on north main street in pleasant hill. people in walnut creek said it will bring traffic and rowdy krouts. the times reports in and out burger is offering to an have a consultant do a traffic study, but the commissioners say the city needs to plan to stop cars from cutting through the neighborhood. >> are police are investigating three attacks in the south bay. the latest on take happened around noon on the 1600 block of monterey road. the thieves got away with the undisclosed amount of cash and none of the employees were hurt. no patients were inside when it happened. police are trying to locate security cameras that may have possibly captured those suspect
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Sep 26, 2010 6:00am PDT
. the heat is still coming back at us. we do have patches of fog along the coast, that's the only place you will notice a little cooling today. even then we're only cooling to the 70s. a nice afternoon along the beaches. yesterday we were in the 80s at the beaches. notice it's a little cooler but still a nice day there. mid and upper 90s in the warmer spots there and tomorrow a bit warmer. summer, but now things are heating up. still hot over florida with readings around 90s. 60s and mid 70s here. >>> a megachurch will give its pastor a chance to address the church for the first time since allegations that he lured young men into sex with gifts and travel. ron? >> reporter: good morning. these allegations have stunned this congregation of 25,000 members, especially in light of eddie long's silence. silence he's breaking today. >> somebody needs to celebrate that moment. >> he's used to having audiences hang on his every word, but today it's likely to be wrapped with tension like never before. he was sued in court by four former members of his church and satellite church for pressuring them
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Sep 6, 2010 10:00pm PDT
officials told us they would intensify efforts to make sure their clerks were honest. but it's still happening. meet willis willis of grand prairie texas. he plays the lottery at the same store every week. one day last spring he handed his teickets behind the counter >> i asked the guy to check my ticket if it was a winner or not. >> the clerk was a 25-year-old college student. >> he came back and said, you have a $2 winner. >> but it turns out willis had won a little more than 2 bucks. he had really won a million. his ticket, according to the local d.a., was stolen by the clerk. she presented the case to the grand jury. >> and they made a determination that the man commented the offense of claiming the lottery prize by fraud. >> it's hard to know exactly how often this happens. what we do know is all over the country lottery retailers are turning up as some of the biggest winners around. in new york, a lottery retailer has cashed 120 winning tickets for more than $500,000. and in florida there are seven lottery retailers among the frequent winners. including one that has tickets wor
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Sep 24, 2010 7:00am PDT
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with his controversial comments about 9/11. this as two americans remain in his jail. this morning, the one hiker who was freed, sarah shourd, speaks out in her only live morning show interview. >>> and back behind bars, lindsay lohan faces a judge this morning after failing a drug test just three weeks out of rehab. and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, september 24th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning, residents in parts of wisconsin and minnesota are bracing for another round of flash floods. >> really heavy downpours over the last 24 hours or so and they've prompted officials to issue evacuations, even activate the national guard in some towns. we'll get al's forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> and the latest ton actor that appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" who's now been found
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Sep 30, 2010 7:00am PDT
chairs. there's also an important warning to parents of newborns who use popular sleep positioners to keep their babies in place at night. federal officials say you should stop using them immediately. details on all of this in a few minutes. >>> plus, there are plenty of hot spots in las vegas. but this is ridiculous. the all glass facade of a new hotel is creating what some are calling a death ray at the hotel's pool that is hot enough to melt plastic. one person at the pool said he had his hair singed from the heat. more on that in a moment. >> let us begin with torrential rains and the threat of flooding on the east coast. the weather channel's jim cantore is in wilmington, north carolina, with more. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. something we haven't seen in a while, drizzle. we've had about a third of our normal rainfall we have in a year in just three days. 20 inches of rain, and you can see how high the water got here. traffic is moving now, but this is the debris line, these pine needles and leaves and whatnot because the water rose very quickly. let's take y
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Sep 10, 2010 7:00am PDT
in there. he was looking for us. once he discovered we were gone, i guess he went the other way and i thought i'd lost him. but fortunately i seen him pop up on the back of the street on the other side, we came up two opposite streets, so -- >> let's make the point, everybody in your home got out safely, and that's very good news. tell me about this house, though. this was your parents' house. i know that you grew up there and moved back in after your mom passed away. >> yes. >> had just remodelled it? >> right. >> what was it like to see it in flames? >> heart-wrenching. it really was. it was hard to watch. but the main thing is my intermediate family got out. the other things can be rebuilt and other things can be, you know, replaced, but you can't replace family members. >> where are you going to go from here, bob? where are you going to stay? >> oh, i got wonderful friends, wonderful friends that have offered homes for me to stay in, cars to drive. a friend of mine, bert, offered me a house to stay in and gave me a truck if i need it. we're staying with some wonderful friends, dav
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Sep 28, 2010 12:35am PDT
years to dig the country into a hole. and the democrats need two more years to dig us out. meanwhile, those chilean miners were like, "hey, we're still here. so how about using a different analogy for the next few months, okay?" [ laughter ] "can you have someone lift up this poop bucket? thank you." [ laughter ] >> steve: whoo! that's what happens. >> jimmy: that's what happens. hey, you guys, it was 113 degrees in los angeles today, the city's hottest temperature ever recorded, 113. it was so hot, heidi montag was like "if i could still sweat, i would be soaked right now." [ light laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] hey, guys, congratulations to "american idol" runner-up crystal bowersox, who's getting married in october. very cool. after they exchange vows, the priest will be like, "if anyone objects, speak now or text 1-866-idol-07." [ laughter ] i just read about this -- paris -- [ laughter ] i like how they always do that. in case you don't know what 7 is. they count this much. this much -- i just read about this. paris hilton has settled a lawsuit with hallmark for making a gre
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Sep 8, 2010 7:00am PDT
/11. this despite condemnation from the obama administration and the top u.s. general in afghanistanl in afghanistan. we have more from carrey. good morning to you. >> reporter: this church has at most 50 members, but the pastors say his actions speak for more than his worshippers and he is not going to be deterred. he is pushing forward with the plans to burn the islamic holy book, the koran. more than 7600 miles away from afghanistan, it took only a few clicks to find terry jones's likeness and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community cente
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Sep 27, 2010 6:00pm PDT
tell us about another for tomorrow, but we're going to kick things off with rob who's been tracking the numbers. really high in some spots. >> in this case, record melting numbers. we're in san jose in the shade and i can show you here that in the shade here after 6:00, we are still close to 87 degree. the numbers we saw today in term of high temperatures, quite surprising. let's take a look at the maps. the records broken today, santa cr cruz, 103. san francisco, that broke a record. san jose, 96. this is a classic case of high pressure taking warmer air inland. statewide, a new high in l.a. of 113 degrees. looking at the temperatures now, plenty of 90s. 103 in gilroy. no signs of a sea breeze, which is impacting the air qualifity. let's show you what you can expect in terms of the winds. we're waiting for sea breeze to pick up. it's just not there this evening. the wind slightly onshore. as you can see, the headlines we have tomorrow morning, we're going to get off to a warm start. mostly 60s. high temperatures soaring into the 100s. george joins us and it's not just the heat, but
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Sep 15, 2010 7:00am PDT
to the two other americans still jailed there? this morning, their mothers join us for a live interview. >>> and zapping the fat. two new devices promise to help give people better-looking bodies without needles, injections, or exercise. can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, september 15th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. christine o'donnell virtually unknown just a few weeks ago, but this morning she's officially the gop's candidate for the senate seat vacated by joe biden. >> o'donnell is now the sixth tea party candidate to win a race this year. but this morning, some are saying her win could actually be a costly blow to the republican's hopes of reclaiming control of congress in november. why? we'll explain. and we'll talk to christine o'donnell about her victory, straight ahead. >>> also ahead, for the first time, we're hearing from the connecticut doctor who was the o
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Sep 29, 2010 7:00am PDT
. >>> but let us begin this morning with that strong storm system that's causing a lot of problems down in florida this morning. the weather channel's jim can torre is in ft. lauderdale. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, too, matt. we've already had about 1 to 3 inches of rain. we may see a few rainfall records slip by the wayside. the good news is, so far, that rain has come at a steady enough pace where it hasn't caused too many flooding problems. but that may not be the case this afternoon as the storm gets a little bit closer to us, maybe gets a little more organized. we could see more of that heavy rain move through. and it's really at the time of these rain bands where we get 1 to 2 inches of rain where we could see the street flooding, and that's what officials are telling people. watch out. when that water starts ponding on the roads and these pumps and canals can't handle all this, this is where we'll have tie-ups on a lot of these roadways. so far, so good. it hasn't been a heavy rain event so far that we can't handle it, but as we go on through t
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Sep 1, 2010 7:00am PDT
and warning area. give us an area, from where to where do you recommend that people are very conscious about this storm? >> all right. i would take anywhere along the north carolina coast, tropical storm conditions in the far southeast, all the way up to the virginia beach area, because that's the area that will be impacted as early as tomorrow, on into tomorrow night and early friday morning. depending on how far offshore it is, we may have a problem friday into saturday for southern new england and the eastern tip of long island, but everywhere along the east coast should monitor the track of this in case there's an unexpected shift further to the west. >> when you talk about an unexpected shift to the west, you're worried about the eye of the storm, whether it will go closer to the land, is that correct? >> that's absolutely correct. we'll put a different graphic up here to show you why. this shows you the wind shear as it goes across cape hatteras. the red area is the hurricane force winds. if the track was further west, it would bring hurricane winds. up over the area there. of course y
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Sep 14, 2010 7:00am PDT
. that reporter is sharing her side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, september 14, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm carl quintanilla in for matt this morning. we are following breaking news out of iran. sarah shourd released from the prison where she's been held since last july. >> it comes after months of intense negotiations. an emotional morning for shourd's family as well as the families of the two men being detained. what led to this morning's sudden release and what will happen to the other two hikers? andrea mitchell will join us live from tehran. >>> the alarm wag more teenagers are getting high. it's called robo tripping. it involves common cough medicines and could soon force you to get a prescription just to buy them. we'll get details on that just ahead. >>> plus, a high school football player's heart races as he scores the game-wing touchdown. not from excitement, he was actually having a heart attack
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Sep 17, 2010 7:00am PDT
anything. >> meredith. >> beth holloway's attorney is with us. >> hey, meredith. >> this came as a total surprise to you as well, she never told you she was going down to peru? >> she had already been down there a couple days before i knew she was there. >> why wouldn't she tell you? you're her lawyer. >> i've been her lawyer for five years. she knows i'm very cautious. i think she knew if she asked me what i thought, she might not like the response or ir would ask her to think about it a little more. >> you would have advised her not to do it? >> i think she made up her mind to do it and she didn't want to hear anything to the contrary. >> what did she tell you she was going to do there? what was she after? >> she said she went to see joran, she didn't give me any of the substance of what she was going to talk about, the purpose or how she was going to accomplish this, she just wanted me to know that she was down there so i could get her back if something happened. >> this is a maximum security prison, how did she get in there with a dutch television crew? >> i have no idea. >> you don'
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Sep 17, 2010 6:00am PDT
. >> thanks, rob. a warning for women in the east bay. a sexual predator is on the prowl using a familiar mode of attack. kristi smith is live in walnut creek with more on what to electric out for. christie? >> reporter: anything out of the ordinary, people wandering around or seem like they don't belong. this is the fourth sexual assault at the same apartment complex here in walnut creek. in one of the earlier incidents, the man walked up to the door and was able to barge his way in after the woman answered. this time investigators are not sure how the attacker got in. it happened again at the park regency apartment yesterday evening. a woman in her 20s was home alone and sheriffs investigators are calling it a home invasion and a sexual assault. they say this one doesn't appear that anything was taken from the apartment. at the same time a berkeley man is still in jail and it linked him to a july sixth rape. he is charged with two attempted rapes here. he has pleaded not guilty and the family said he wasn't even in the area at the time. live in walnut creek, christie smith, today in the bay.
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Sep 28, 2010 7:00am PDT
city do an amazing job, but there needs to be a balance in terms of us doing a better job in terms of evaluating teachers, also management doing a better job in terms of saying let's help train teachers up and if they can't do the job, don't let them have automatic tenure. >> there's a new movie out called "waiting for superman" it wa paints a dismal picture of education in this country. teachers unions are set up to protect their members to the detriment of learning, why is that an unfair assessment. >> i could go through it factually, i don't want to do that. this is what i was concerned about about that movie. there are thousands of public schools in the united states of america that do a great job. should we all be doing a better job? absolutely, yes. i saw your interview with the president yesterday, matt, i agreed with everything the president said, we all have to do a better job, the mayor is right, the global economy is really different. schooling is different today than when you and i went to school. the thinking skills are things that all kids need right now. the bottom l
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Sep 17, 2010 5:00am PDT
friday morning and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> i'm brent cannon and we want to check with rob for the forecast. >> we have muggy and mild conditions. let's go hour by hour. 60s to wake up to. no real need for a jacket. misty and mild conditions around the bay area. muggy sunshine by noon. 60s still for san francisco. the morning commute could be affected by fog. >> we are warning folks as we do in these conditions. we have an accident as you are approaching this. reports of a single car all the way over on the right hand shoulder and it is sideways. that will be a distraction. you see the slowing and a light volume of traffic and slower drivers through the area. no lanes reported blocked. i will follow that and the south bay looking nice. construction at yerba buena off-ramp, my guess is they are picking up about now. back to you. >> thanks, mike. new this morning, california breaks its own record for the longest state budget impasse. lawmakers ended talks and today marks the 79th day without a budget. the last record was set two years ago. they are dealing w
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Sep 15, 2010 12:35am PDT
place to use the vatican's favorite word -- "shh." [ laughter and ohs ] favorite word. this is pretty interesting. a new report found that two-thirds of the world's penguins are threatened. which begs the question, why do they keep answering the phone? [ light laughter ] here's some tech news. turns out that google's new instant search feature automatically omits naughty and pornographic words. it's pretty strict. in fact, i heard dick van dyke can't even google himself. [ laughter ] >> steve: is that true? >> jimmy: i heard it over at the -- i was over at the gym. >> steve: really? >> jimmy: yep. >> steve: you were working out. were you doing the treadmill? >> jimmy: no. >> steve: stairmaster? >> jimmy: free weights. >> steve: free weights. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you know me, i love free weights. >> steve: and some guy just said -- >> jimmy: we were talking about different stuff. yeah, and he said, "he said dick van dyke can't google himself." >> steve: can peter o'toole? >> jimmy: peter o'toole cannot either. no. [ laughter and applause ] all right. all right. that's right. google h
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Sep 9, 2010 7:00am PDT
is really making her presence felt in the state next to us here in texas. twisters touched down in and around the city of dallas. that's where the weather channel's julie martin is joining us from this morning. julie, good morning to you. what's the latest? >> well, good morning, matt. hermine made for a very wild weather day here in texas, from flash flooding to tornadoes. it really left its mark, and unfortunately, it is not finished just yet. i want to take you now to some images from the evening rush hour last night here in dallas, as twisters just started dropping out of the sky, as many as six funnels reported throughout the area. one of them slicing right through the heart of the city, hitting many buildings, bringing up water mains, and also knocking out power to thousands of people. one of the most impressive images, an 18-wheeler literally picked up, flipped 180 degrees with the driver inside, and slammed into the very building i am standing in front of. that driver, by the way, is doing all right this morning. but before all of that widespread flash flooding throughou
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Sep 6, 2010 7:00am PDT
holt. the two of us are sitting here together, it means one thing, it's a monday holiday. we're laboring away. matt and meredith will be back tomorrow. always good to be with you. >> the "b" team. no, we're the "a" team. >> b-plus. anyway, this time last week, of course, we were watching tropical storm and then hurricane earl made a real close pass to the east coast and now we're looking back in the gulf there is a new storm to worry about today. >> that's right. it's tropical storm hermine which formed in the gulf of mexico overnight. it's the eighth named storm of the season. tropical storm warnings have been posted already for northern mexico and south texas, which could get hit with severe flash flooding. we're going to get the very latest on the track of the storm in just a moment. >>> then, it has happened again. another woman has had acid thrown in her face, the second time in less than a week. this time the attack occurred in arizona. once again, it was another woman who did it. was it a topee cat attack? we'll ask an expert coming up. >> unbelievable. >>> plus an nbc
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Sep 16, 2010 7:00am PDT
protests in tehran, trying to exploited anger against the u.s. because of threats to burn the koran and the controversy over the proposed islamic cultural center near ground zero. president ahmadinejad, blames all this on what he calls a zionist conspiracy. >> translator: we believe there is a minority in the united states and they are zionists. they have no religion. they believe in no religion. >> there are jewish leaders working with muslim leaders to build the cultural center in new york city. there's no evidence of elite what you call zionists groups against it. fidel castro, your old friend, fi dell castro, criticized you for your comments about israel and -- >> translator: i need to talk, to speak. >> excuse me. >> translator: i think you should finish first, and then you should let me explain. >> speak. >> translator: what you see in islamic countries is what the people are against, that ugly behavior. they are not against the people of the united states, they are not against americans. >> we see no evidence that there is any such zionist con spour si. >> reporter: he was eq
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Sep 3, 2010 7:00am PDT
farewell. then as the cameras rolled, he slowly came back to life and the whole family is with us for an exclusive interview today, friday, september 3rd, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. on this west coast morning. they are looking at west coast time and that is cape hatteras in north carolina. i'm matt lauer. >> pretty rolling out there. i'm ann curry in for meredith. good morning, everybody. here on the east coast, as you were mentioning, earl has >> this morning the storm's outer bands stretch from north carolina all the way up the coast into pennsylvania andp ne jersey. fortunately the eye has so far remained offshore. that's good news. >> top winds are 105 miles per hour. it was downgraded to a category 2 from a 4 overnight, so, so far the storm surge has been minor and the flooding minimal. cape cod and nantucket are in its sights and are expected to get hurricane-force winds later today. >> we've got the storm covered all up and down the east coast this morning. let's start with al roker. he's in
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Sep 2, 2010 12:35am PDT
. thank you for being here. thank you so much for being here with us. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon." let's get right to the news, you guys. hurricane earl is headed towards the east coast, and i heard that some towns in new jersey may have to be evacuated later this week. yep. the cast of "the jersey shore" would have to relocate to neighboring communities. at which point, those towns would have to be evacuated. [ laughter ] so it's a cycle that doesn't end. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ light laughter ] [ cheers ] hey, listen to this, "america's got talent" was the highest-rated show last night, despite a 30-minute delay from president obama's speech. i actually thought the speech was part of the show. i was like, "man, this guy's a terrible magician. [ laughter ] he's not doing any tricks or anything." this is kind of cool. miley cyrus, boyz ii men, usher and ludacris all performed at justin beiber's concert in madison square garden last night, right here in new york city. yeah, the craziest part is that after the show, they played the knicks and won. [ laughter and applau
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Sep 18, 2010 12:35am PDT
,300 museums in the u.s. won't charge an admission fee. so if you're a -- yeah. [ scattered applause ] if you're a kid hanging out with your grandmother next saturday, ha-ha! [ laughter ] have fun with grandma. ha, ha, ha. "this is free in here! that's a faberge egg. that's another faberge egg." [ laughter ] "just want to play xbox, mom." check this out. a new survey found that only 25% of women are satisfied with their sex lives. [ audience boos ] although up to half of those women may have faked their answer. [ laughter ] so we don't know. [ cheers and applause ] we don't know. this is kind of weird. on september 26th, the cleveland indians will set up a peanut aware zone for fans with peanut allergies. it's like any other seating, except the vendors walk around going "epi-pens! get your epi-pens. ice cold epi-pens, right here!" i don't know what to make of this. it turns out that joaquin phoenix's two-year stint of acting crazy and weird was all a performance for a new movie that he has coming out. [ scattered applause ] that's right. it's true. when he heard that, mel gibson was, like, "u
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Sep 16, 2010 12:35am PDT
search engine in the u.s. yeah, if you want to find out more about that, just google "bing passes yahoo." [ laughter ] and you can find out a whole story about that. it's amazing, cool. so cool. now, i'm not entirely sure what to make of this. aol announced it's partnering with the jonas brothers to "redesign the internet." [ laughter ] aol -- yeah. i hear that prodigy just teamed up with menudo to make, like, an awesome jet pack with lasers on it. it should be cool. menudo. did you guys hear about this? in october, a monument will be unveiled in south carolina honoring the band hootie and the blowfish. [ one person cheers ] no word yet as to why. [ laughter ] are they still together? >> steve: darius rucker now has a very successful solo career. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i like hootie. i like the blowfish. >> steve: yeah, he won a country music award. ♪ doing country music [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: how does that song go? >> steve: his name is not -- he is not hootie. >> jimmy: he is hootie. >> steve: no, he's not hootie. >> jimmy: hootie is the keyboardist? >>
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Sep 10, 2010 4:00am PDT
that was seized by pirates off the coast of somalia is free this morning, after being rescued by the u.s. marines. navy officials say the marines seized control of the vessel and captured the alleged pirates without firing a single shot. no one was hurt, partly because the crew had managed to kill the ship's engines before locking themselves in a panic room-style chamber. >>> a new gallop ranking says the united states is fifth most generous country on earth. >>> the dow opens at 10,015 after gaining, the nasdaq rose 7. in overseas, in tokyo nikkei claimed 140 points, in hong kong the hang scene up 90. >>> with wall street still looking for a momentum of its own, stocks rose thursday, thanks to upbeat data that lifted hopes that the economic recovery may be resuming. early on the s&p 500 touched a one-month high after data showed new claims for unemployment insurance fell to their lowest level in two months last week. trading was also fueled by data showing the u.s. trade deficit narrowed sharply in july, reflecting big gains in sales of u.s.-made airplanes and other manufactured goods while impo
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Sep 21, 2010 12:35am PDT
's right. it's pretty cool, except you can only use it to call people you barely remember from high school. [ laughter ] "do you remember me? it's gary. [ cheers and applause ] yeah. remember me?" facebook has come out, though and denied the rumor that it is building a telephone. well, actually, they didn't want to make it weird, so they accepted the rumor then quietly deleted it a few days later. [ laughter ] totally -- totally understandable. this is a weird story. i don't know what to make of this. the kuala population in australia is apparently facing a chlamydia epidemic. [ laughter ] or as veterinarians put it, "a severe --" [ laughter ] >> steve: oh. [ applause ] >> jimmy: i didn't say anything! come here. no, just give me the bottom part. yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: or, as veterinarians put it, a severe itch down under. [ laughter ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: shmeep blarp. >> jimmy: smeep blarp! sorry writer who wrote that great joke. it was a good joke. [ laughter ] i screwed it up. >> steve: it was. >> jimmy: but that's true though, koalas in australia. they're facing
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